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                    [ArticleID] => 1244638
                    [Title] => EDITORIAL - Plug the loopholes
                    [Summary] => 

With all the scandals involving public fund utilization, loopholes that can be exploited for corruption and abuse of power are being exposed. As the problems are pinpointed, the national leadership is expected to plug these loopholes. Among the reforms expected are measures to end lawmakers’ carte blanche in the utilization of millions of pesos in lump sums allotted to each of them under the pork barrel system.

[DatePublished] => 2013-10-13 00:00:00 [ColumnID] => 0 [Focus] => 0 [AuthorID] => [AuthorName] => [SectionName] => Opinion [SectionUrl] => opinion [URL] => http://imageshack.us/a/img268/1020/rfnh.gif ) [1] => Array ( [ArticleID] => 1103481 [Title] => EDITORIAL - Holding on to ‘pork’ [Summary] =>

President Aquino, a congressman and senator for over a decade, knows the pork barrel system well and does not plan to abolish the Priority Development Assistance Fund, according to Palace officials, despite the still unfolding scandal involving its utilization. The chairman of the Commission on Audit, who announced the results of a two-year special audit of PDAF utilization, also said what the system needs is regulation and, on the part of lawmakers and local executives, self-restraint.

[DatePublished] => 2013-08-18 00:00:00 [ColumnID] => 0 [Focus] => 0 [AuthorID] => [AuthorName] => [SectionName] => Opinion [SectionUrl] => opinion [URL] => http://imageshack.us/a/img41/9626/d4f.gif ) [2] => Array ( [ArticleID] => 900453 [Title] => EDITORIAL - Yearend gifts [Summary] =>

The cash gift has been reclassified as additional funds for maintenance and other operating expenses, with four senators getting only P250,000 each.

[DatePublished] => 2013-01-24 00:00:00 [ColumnID] => 0 [Focus] => 0 [AuthorID] => [AuthorName] => [SectionName] => Opinion [SectionUrl] => opinion [URL] => http://imageshack.us/a/img502/1649/startoonnewthumb.gif ) [3] => Array ( [ArticleID] => 861842 [Title] => Korea urges Phl to utilize Asean FTA [Summary] =>

Philippine firms are urged to increase its utilization of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) – Korea free trade agreement (FTA) by importing more products from the latter to better realize the benefits of the deal.

[DatePublished] => 2012-10-31 00:00:00 [ColumnID] => 0 [Focus] => 0 [AuthorID] => 1473425 [AuthorName] => Louella Desiderio [SectionName] => Business [SectionUrl] => business [URL] => ) [4] => Array ( [ArticleID] => 610075 [Title] => EDITORIAL - Rationalizing utilization [Summary] =>

 Intelligence gathering is commonly associated with law enforcement and national security operations.

[DatePublished] => 2010-09-09 00:00:00 [ColumnID] => 133272 [Focus] => 0 [AuthorID] => [AuthorName] => [SectionName] => Opinion [SectionUrl] => opinion [URL] => http://a.imageshack.us/img838/3936/startoonthumbv.gif ) [5] => Array ( [ArticleID] => 592746 [Title] => EDITORIAL - 'Pork' transparency [Summary] =>

To promote transparency, President Aquino has ordered the publication of detailed reports on the utilization of the congressional pork barrel.

[DatePublished] => 2010-07-14 00:00:00 [ColumnID] => 133272 [Focus] => 0 [AuthorID] => [AuthorName] => [SectionName] => Opinion [SectionUrl] => opinion [URL] => http://img683.imageshack.us/img683/553/startoonthumbq.gif ) [6] => Array ( [ArticleID] => 356266 [Title] => Cement firm seeks BOI incentives for Davao plant rehab [Summary] => Holcim Philippines Inc. is trying to register with the Board of Investments (BOI) its additional investment for the modernization and rehabilitation of its existing cement production facility in Davao.

Holcim’s modernization and rehabilitation project will not result in additional capacity.

Even though the BOI has recently announced new policies regarding the registration of new cement projects under the 2006 Investment Priorities Plan (IPP), Holcim is still hoping to qualify for BOI registration under the 2005 IPP.
[DatePublished] => 2006-09-04 00:00:00 [ColumnID] => 133272 [Focus] => 0 [AuthorID] => 1097285 [AuthorName] => Marianne V. Go [SectionName] => Business [SectionUrl] => business [URL] => ) [7] => Array ( [ArticleID] => 353962 [Title] => BOI hopes to attract foreign investments in RP cement industry [Summary] => The Board of Investments (BOI) is hoping to attract more foreign investors to put up new cement plants in the country with the revision of the 2006 Investment Priorities Plan (IPP) guidelines for the cement industry.

Under the revised guidelines, the BOI is allowing investments in new cement plants provided that they will put up completely new clinker-base cement production with a minimum capacity of one million metric tons per year.
[DatePublished] => 2006-08-21 00:00:00 [ColumnID] => 133272 [Focus] => 0 [AuthorID] => 1097285 [AuthorName] => Marianne V. Go [SectionName] => Business [SectionUrl] => business [URL] => ) ) )
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